Mubarak, The judge and the Counter revolution

Wipe your tears, as I wipe mine, the counter revolution did not start today Egypt. Mubarak, The man who murdered thousands of Egyptians, the man who plundered Egypt’s wealth is a free man. Today the old men with guns sit, legs crossed, smoking the victory cigar.

Sit up and wipe your tears the climb up the hill must start today if you respect the blood of those who gave their life for the notion that Egyptians deserve a life etched in the thread of dignity. As the sun kissed the infinite skyline on Jan 28 2011, unbeknownst to the vast majority of Egyptians, indeed the world, when the first tank touched Cairo’s streets the counter revolution was born. The Upper echelons of the deep state, in a nation such as Egypt, is a most exclusive fraternity- Tantawy understood this, Sisi follows in his foot steps with certitude. The popular wave was a thunderous one and the men who own PHD’s in military strategy carefully laid the plan: duck till the storm passes and then strike.

Duck they did, strike with poisonous precision they did. While the revolutionary class naively believed in a state of law, in a secular state respecting the rights of all, those with more machiavellian streaks understood that power doesnt merely corrupt- it begets, more often than not, more power and for long stretches of time. Dont blame them for fighting for their vaillas, beach houses, luxury cars, stolen billions and the seat of power. Dont blame yourselves for falling into the trap of innocence. Innocence is not a crime, purity of intent and a belief in ideals is not a mistake. The mistake was blindness to reality as its dark shade spread all around you. The deep state understood it must do two things and do them well: demonize the January 25 revolution,its revolutionaries and it must , at all cost, control every centimeter of the judiciary playing field. It did both and with stunning success.

I applaud the sinister brilliance of the Egypian deep state today. But I remind them: today you gave birth to a new class of revolutionary today. A price shall be paid.


About Amr Khalifa

An analyst, a political comentator on the uber complex Egyptian and MENA scene. I may not have every answer but I know the questions to ask. When not publishing in Ahram Online, Mada Masr, Daily News Egypt and Muftah I love the dynamic of the short story. If you adore the written word you have come to the right place. Pull up a chair and join me for a cup of literary tea.
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2 Responses to Mubarak, The judge and the Counter revolution

  1. Notur Business says:

    You give up huh? Hmph! Duck until the storm passes, huh? This is the eye of the storm; the calm before the real revolution begins. All of that peaceful protesting nonsense in the face of violent devils was just a long-drawn out prelude to what is about to happen and soon. Indeed when people throw rocks instead of grenades and fire slogans instead of bullets can they expect to wallow in the shameful defeatism that you have given yourself up to. Sinister Brilliance? No. They just took advantage of people’s gullible naivety and unwillingness to wage Jihad as they were commanded. There is one underlying fundamental weakness in their grandmaster plan. One more thorn in their side that they will never be able to remove. One more loose end that they have yet to take care of: Sinai; the last ray of real hope that Egypt has left and it will prove to be sufficient inshaAllah. From there will come real revolutionaries who will not play games or allow the blood of the Muslims to be wasted in vain. The graveyard of the soldiers of Sisi is in Sinai and Egypt will become Islamic whether Israel, America, Sisi, the army & police, or the idiots who danced with them in Tahrir while their fellow Egyptians were being slaughtered in Rabaa like it or not.


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